(syn. Vanellus Ϯ Spur-winged Plover V. spinosus) Gr. ακανθα akantha  spine, thorn  < ακη akē  point; πτερυξ pterux, πτερυγος pterugos  wing; "HOPLOPTERUS, Bonap. (1831).  Philomachus, (Mœhr.) G. R. Gray (1840).  Acanthopteryx, Leach, MSS.  Parra, Gm.  Charadrius, L.  Pluvialis, Briss.   H. spinosus, (L.) Bonap.  Briss. Orn., v. t. 7. f. 2" (G. Gray 1841).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).